I heard the news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs died the old fashioned way. Hubby told me after I ran upstairs to get ready for a walk.
"I told Mommy something she didn't know already," Hubby told our son.
I know most things before Hubby tells me, because of Steve Jobs and Apple products. I've written about my love for the iPhone.
Steve Jobs did a lot to change the way we live and think "There's an app for that" and the concept of adding a small i before a products name.
I don't know why my high school used Apple computers. They were so expensive in the early 80s that schools were the only ones, who could afford them. I guess it's true we purchase what we are exposed to as my sister and I packed an Apple desktop with us on our way to college.
I used Apple computers throughout my journalism career. I loved their ease of use and the Apple's ability to avoid viruses.
I use both an Apple and a PC today — whether it's a Dell, HP or an Acer I generally use the generic PC when I refer to my laptop. When I refer to my desktop Apple, I say the brand.
Over the years, my gray desktop system turned into a colorful iMac and then a slender all-in-one large screen box iMac.
I added an iPod to my running schedule.
Later, my cellphone turned into my iPod and a handheld Internet connection — an iPhone.
Then, the iPhone 4 allowed me to video chat with family in seconds. Family members added a couple iPads into the mix, which make video chats with my son an almost daily event.
There are tons of tributes to Steve Jobs. I liked this: 10 ways Steve Jobs changed the world.
Here's a link to a great video with Jobs talking about Apple and its products.
I'm grateful for Steve Jobs and his innovation. I wrote my draft of this post from my iPhone.
On a completely different note, I will post a photo for the Friday's Fun Foto Fextravaganza. The topic is Harvest. This is a project from Susanna Leonard Hill and Catherine Johnson. The photos should apply to the theme and be suitable for children birth to 12 years old.)